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3 November, 2011



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1 November, 2011

  • 05:24 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project Silver silk jersey Lekala cowl top

    thanks! :)

  • 05:23 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project The NY-Lon jeans

    Oh, no the draped top is actually bought from ASOS! :O I loved it so much I bought it in two colours… It would be easy to make though, and if I’d make it, I wouldn’t cut the sleeve off-grain so…

  • 03:30 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project The Burda September cover dress (summer lace version)

    thanks so much! I also did a winter version of this dress with long sleeves. The armscye is just the standard Burda one so you can grab a knit sleeve off any old Burda top (like Lydia) and it shoul…

  • 02:28 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project A Breton tee with a difference

    of course it’s okay! thanks for the love. :)

  • 02:00 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A drapey colourblock top
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    I’m a big fan of the occasional “quick knit top”, but this time around, I wanted a knit top with a more challenging design to give my brain more of a 3-D spatial workout.

    I was really intrigued …

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  • 01:57 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Silver silk jersey Lekala cowl top
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    I chose Lekala 4020, only I opted to create echoing sleeve bands on the back to decrease the “coffin back” look:

    I’ve got full instructions on this pattern alteration and my order of constructio…

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  • 01:52 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The turquoise and silver motif dress
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    I am very pleased to finally be able to show you this dress, which has been quite a while in the making!

    I first bought the motif at Mode et Travaux in Paris when we visiting there last summer, …

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  • 01:48 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The Burda September cover dress (summer lace version)
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    This dress is just so stratospherically flattering and magical that I couldn’t resist making a summer version in pale pink and grey lace, even though it meant hours of hand basting the lace onto th…

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  • 01:43 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A purple lace pencil skirt
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    I started work on this lace skirt just before we left for France, when I was finally over my post-March wardrobe exhaustion and finally ready to get stuck in on some more complex and fiddly project…

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  • 01:37 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A plum tulip top and seamed silver trousers
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    I carried on with my March mini-wardrobe plans and made the seamed trousers from KnipMode Oct 2010 (#8). I also thought I was due a “quick knit top” so I pulled out Jalie 2806 (a gift from LynnRowe…

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  • 01:12 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A Breton tee with a difference
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    Last week I had the great pleasure to be able to put my friend Cindy up at ours while she visited from LA. Cindy and I met while studying at Penn State, when we initially bonded over Fly Nap huffin…

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  • 01:07 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Grey leather pencil skirt
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    I bought some utterly luscious grey leather when I was in New York in September, and I’d thought about a few different patterns (even going so far as muslining one I never showed you), but I finall…

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  • 01:03 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Manequim silk birthday blouse
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    I love this blouse!

    It all started in Paris last June when I saw this amazingly gorgeous silk satin (charmeuse) in Tissues Dreyfus that I just had to have. But it was €22/m (zoot alors!) so I on…

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  • 12:59 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A velvety MyImage bolero jacket
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    Ever since I saw the first previews online of the MyImage Summer 2011 issue, I knew that this cropped, pieced jacket (M1107) was going on my Must Sew list! I just didn’t know quite how quickly fate…

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  • 12:55 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The NY-Lon jeans
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    Why “NY-Lon” jeans? Well, it’s certainly not because they’re made of nylon fabric!! (ewww) I’m calling these that because I bought this denim at Mood in NYC on our honeymoon, and the lining pieces …

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  • 12:51 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project My first Jalie jeans
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    I wanted to try out the Jalie 2908 jeans pattern in cheap fabric before I broke out my good stuff, so I made these using some cheap stretch denim from Goldhawk Road, bought for £3/m. It’s papery an…

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31 October, 2011

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    squirrellypoo added the project Black flannel pyjama bottoms
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    I took pity on my husband James and said I’d sew him a new pair to wear, and Burda magazine 12-2010 #134 was particularly handy. There are tons and tons of unisex pyjama trouser patterns out there,…

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  • 05:17 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Asymmetric Plum Lace Top
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    In this design, you’re given the pattern pieces for a turtleneck top, where the front has been cut diagonally across the front. So if you’ve not got this issue of Patrones, just go and draw a curvy…

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  • 05:13 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Blue shirred turtleneck
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    Carrying on with my post-coat winter sewing plans is the shirred turtleneck from Christine Jonson’s #226 Travel Trio Three pattern. This is a travel wardrobe so also included in the envelope are pa…

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  • 05:09 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Foldover wool trousers
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    Let me start by saying that I hate drop-crotch trousers! Hate.

    These are not drop-crotch trousers.

    I chose these because the crotch is where it should be – they are in no way “Hammer pants”, …

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  • 04:46 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Steel grey cords
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    This pleated, tapered style is out of my comfort zone – I haven’t worn pleated trousers since the mid-90s (high school!), and I certainly haven’t worn trousers this roomy in that long, either! The …

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  • 04:39 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the article We Say Goodbye and Hello!

    Oh I’m so sad to see you go, Rachel, but I know you’ll go off to do amazing things, and you’re leaving us in such capable hands that I can’t really be too upset about it! Best of luck!

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project KnipMode blue draped collar dress

    Oh I’ve made so much KnipMode – 2010 was just an awesome year for them (this year, eh, not so much!)

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    squirrellypoo added the project The Burda September cover dress (winter version)
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    I made no secret of my total love and adoration of Burda’s September issue last year. In my opinion (and many of you!) this was the standout, stellar issue in an otherwise mediocre year for the mag…

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